Five Crazy Props that Cashed Big for UFC Fight Night 85

0DanKellyFive Crazy Props is a column featured on after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 85 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakerss. 1) Neil Magny by T/KO (+575) Neil Magny survived an early onslaught by Hector Lombard to pour it on late on the fatigued Cuban, ultimately earning a third round TKO stoppage in classic Neil Magny fashion. This was undoubtedly the toughest test of the TUF 16 veteran’s professional mixed martial arts career and he passed it with flying colors, though he did get dropped a number of times and nearly finished in the process. Those who bet on Magny to finish the former Bellator middleweight champion via strikes saw their tickets cash at a nice +575, so congrats are due. 2) Jake Matthews by Submission (+540) Jake Matthews’ superior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game proved to be the difference in this 155-pound match-up against Johnny Case. He was potentially down two rounds on the judges’ scorecards heading into the third and final frame of action, where momentum completely shifted and he took over the fight, going on to submit “Hollywood” with a rear naked choke with just seconds remaining in the contest. Congrats to those who wagered on the Australian to get the job done via submission, as they cashed their tickets at +540. 3) Daniel Kelly by T/KO (+1150) Dan Kelly recorded the biggest upset of the night with a third round TKO of TUF: Brazil 3 winner Antonio Carlos Junior. The Brazilian was the biggest betting favorite on the card heading into the bout and looked like it in the first round, in which he completely dominated Kelly and attempted to finish him. He tired himself out in the first round, which allowed Kelly to get back into the fight in the second, which was a close round that could have been scored for either fighter. Kelly completely took over in the third and final stanza, pouring it on the Brazilian to earn the come from behind TKO stoppage and victory. A big win for Kelly, and for those who bet him to win the fight by T/KO, as it cashed at an incredible +1150. 4) Dan Hooker by Submission (+442) Dan Hooker made quick work of Mark Eddiva, catching him with a high-elbow guillotine choke early in the opening stanza. Eddiva tried to fight it off and defend as best as he could but was unsuccessful, eventually being forced to tap. Hooker’s win by submission allowed his bettors to cash their +442 tickets. Props to those who were on that, um, prop. 5) Viscardi Andrade by Decision (+350) Viscardi Andrade took a unanimous decision win over Australia’s own Richard Walsh and it was his superior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game that made the difference. Takedowns and top control earned the Brazilian a victory on the judges’ scorecards, and those who wagered on him to do so saw their tickets cash at a solid +350, so congrats. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $1,316,960.

Written by Gabe Killian

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